Dimming the backlight

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Blair Lee, Dec 6, 2002.

  1. Blair Lee

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    I have a backlight set up behind my RPTV now, and I can definitely see how it would reduce eyestrain. I'm waiting for my Avia DVD to arrive so that I can properly calibrate it...but just how should I do that?

    What sort of methods are there to dim the intensity of a fluorescent light? Is it a matter of masking off the bulb, covering the entire bulb with some kind of filter, or something else?
     
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  3. Blair Lee

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    Perfect! Thanks! [​IMG]
    Until it arrives, I'm masking part of the light with some as-opaque-as-possible wrapping paper, and wrapping the bulb itself with a few layers of wax paper. It's made a significant difference, but I'm positive it's both not enough and not completely color neutral.
     
  4. Bill Slack

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    I use aluminum foil. It works great.
     

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